- He wont make you feel sick,
- you cant eat as much as you would a normal yule log,
- but you can most certainly try,
- he tastes delicious,
- I don’t know why it’s a he but it just is!
- MAKE IT!!!
It was a little tricky to roll but meh, life’s not always easy.
This yule log has three components and is super easy. The Dough, the Raspberry cream and the Chocolate.
I’ll start with the Dough;
In your food processor individually ground up each ingredient into a flour like consistency, then combine together in a bowl set aside.
220g of almond flour(I normally make my own out of just plain old regular almonds)
180g of Sunflower Seeds
30g of Coconut
50g Raw Cacao
Set aside and blend up all of your wet ingredients together till you get a paste.
3 tbs Coconut oil
1/2 cup water
Pinch of salt
Once combined, you can start to add in your dry ingredients and continue to mix on low until you get a nice sticky dough.
Get 2 sheets of parchment paper and lay your dough on one and lay the other on top and with a rolling pin flatten the dough out.
Put in the fridge to harden up while you make your Raspberry cream.
In a high powered blender chuck in
1 cup of soaked cashews
1/4 cup coconut milk(solid)
1 tbs Maple
1 tsn Vanilla
1 tsn Rose water (optional)
Blend until smooth and creamy, then remove your flattened dough from the fridge and remove the top layer of parchment paper and spread your cream evenly across the dough.
This part, I personally found challenging, but you might be a little more co-ordinated than me. You have to roll the dough and remove the bottom sheet of parchment at the same time, now everything is very fragile so be careful and do this in a way that you find best.
Once rolled, roll it up in the parchment paper to hold it together and put it in the freezer for about 2 hours.
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1 tsn vanila
pinch of salt
35g Raw Cacao
1 tbs Coconut milk
Blend in your food processor for about 5 seconds, depends on the temperature of the room but I like to melt the chocolate (using the double boil method) afterwards so its easy to pour. If yours is runny then you wont need to do this.
Now that our Yule Log is frozen and looking delicious, cut a small slither off both ends so it looks neat (eat these). Then on a tray lined with the parchment paper, we just unrolled our yule log from, pour the chocolate over the log evenly so you cover the entire thing with chocolate. I decorated mine with Holly and a couple of cranberries, but you can decorate yours with anything. You will want to have your decorations ready when you are pouring the chocolate because it will set quickly.
Its very dense but perfect for Christmas dinner because a small log will go a long way, because your portion sizes will be smaller, and your guests will be satisfied after 1 piece, trust me.
Merry Christmas xxxx